Monday, August 20, 2012

LunkerHunt Pocket Frog Review

Pocket Frog:      Colours: 5   Size: 4"    Weight: N/A      Pack Count: 1     

Many of you may have only recently heard the name "LunkerHunt" (winning a best in show award at ICAST will do that for ya) but in Ontario they have been around for a few years now and they are slowily building a very impressive line of baits.. including the Pocket Frog, a bait that can be found as part of their EDU-kits series.

Overall Rating: 6.7/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 4.0/5

for a new guy on the market, and one that is smaller then most of its competition, you will quickly see that LunkerHunt (if they are not already) will become known for the quality of bait they produce. The Pocket frog is one of those baits. A durable body, great colours and what appears to be a quality hook round out a frog that has the overall package (only smaller)

Castability: 3.0/5

It is very hard to score the Pocket frog or any Froglet for that matter on its casting. These tiny baits are super light and can be harder to throw on bait-casting rigs. Once you get the hang of it you should have no problem placing this little guy where ever you want

Presentation: 3.5/5

again, it could just be me, but I have a hard time working smaller frogs the same way I would work a larger model. I dont find they walk as easy and for the most part I would prefer to drag, or hop them along. I like the look and profile of the Pocket frog in the water and fish really eat it up

Hook-Up Ratio: 4.0/5

If there is one thing that froglets have going for them over their bigger brothers, it is the hook-up ratio. You could pretty much catch fish on this bait even if it did not have a hook. The Pocket frog does have a hook (thankfully) but on close inspection you will noticed it is a barbless hook. Some guys will balk at this, but the team at LunkerHunt assured me that when field tested the barbless hook performed extremely well, fish inhale this bait, and hold on.

Availability: 2.5

Sorry guys, but currently there is no where you can buy this frog on line. LunkerHunt lists all the available retailers on it's site, and although respectable it only includes the likes of Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Sail and a few more. Two notable webbased companies are listed wich include and Sportsmans Warehouse, I could not find this frog on either of these sites

Options & Price: 3.0

Currently there are not a tone of options for this frog. From what I can see we are looking a 2-3 colour choices and a price point around $7.49. I do believe it is worth the cash, but as an introductory product I was hoping to see it come in at $5 or $6

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

Home Hardware ($7.49)


These babies are small and could use a lite touch. I like to throw them on a Dobyns 744C or even on spinning gear such as a 703sf. The lighter rods will held ensure distance and accuracy when casting and and still build tough enough to muscle fish from cover. When downsizing your rod, I would also look at lighter line choices. On Spinning gear you can get away with 10-20lb braid and on a bait caster you can use as low as 20lb but may still want to run 30lb.. it is a frog!

Pictured with other Froglets.. VOK (top) and Live Target (bottom)

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